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    September 13, 2010
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remember, this blast is so strong, that it actually registered as an earthquake with usgs. 1.3 to be exact. now, the shaking alone sent people scrambling for the exhibits. one man even lost his footing as he tried to make it to the door. good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm juliette goodrich in for allen martin. the crater left behind by the explosion remains closed off this evening. early this morning a large section of the pipeline was put into a big wooden crate and shipped to washington, d.c. as part of ntsb investigation. simon perez is in san bruno with a closer look at where the investigation stands right now. simon. >> reporter: hi, juliette. cbs 5 has obtained this pg&e document where the company outlines plans to make improvements on its system. in this document, pg&e says it planned to spend millions of dollars repairing one mile of pipe on the very same line where the explosion took place last week.
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pg&e said that this line ranked in the top 100 highest risk line sections, that it had a high risk and likelihood of failure and that it had the potential impact radius of 415 feet located in a heavily urbanized area. the ntsb says it is aware of this document but it also says that the part that the document is talking about, the risky part of the line is about two miles north of where the explosion took place, not in the same place where the explosion happened. the notice will be around for a few more days and says the result of its investigation could take months, according to the ntsb. >> out of sight out of mind. they are underground. you don't see them. it's very easy to have a sense of security there. >> reporter: he does research at berkeley's center for catastrophic risk management. he says the cause of most pipeline explosions can be traced back to what he calls third party excavation, a water or cable or some other company
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digging in the vicinity of the pipeline. take a look at this image of the neighborhood from before the explosion. the different shaped asphalt implies some type construction was done here and look how close it may have been to the site of the explosion. >> that could have, you know, either ruptured that pipeline immediately or damaged it in a way such that it weakened that pipeline such that over time, due to service pressures inside that pipe, that it was more prone to failing, just a ticking time bomb. >> we didn't see any contemporaneous excavation, no equipment there at the time. but we will be looking at the history of it to see if over time, some excavation occurred that may have resulted in damage to the pipeline. >> reporter: he says a less likely cause but possible is corrosion. >> given that the life of the pipeline is about 30, 40 years and that we're into its 60th year, there is a fairly good
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likelihood that corrosion was found in many parts of that pipeline. >> reporter: pg&e crews scoured the incinerated neighborhood for clues today but the biggest clue, literally and figuratively, has already been found. it's the 28-foot piece of 30" wide pipe that blew. >> that examination may include, for example, looking at it under an electron microscope son that we can see minute details that will help us identify the nature of the breach. >> reporter: the ntsb is relying on the public for the search. if anyone smelled gas in the week before the explosion, if anyone saw dead plants near the explosion site, if anyone found metal that could be part of the exploded pipe. email sanbruno@ntsb.org. among the documents there is no
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record of anyone calling pg&e to report gas although cbs 5 interviewed half dozen people who shade that was the case in the neighborhood. ntsb plans to be here at least a week to ten more days scouring the enabled looking for clues. >> thank you, simon perez in san bruno. well, it's certainly a question a lot of people have tonight: how are you supposed to know if there is a natural gas transmission line in your neighborhood? it's a harder thing to find out than you might expect. the online resource for this kind of information is the government-run national pipeline mapping system. the first thing you see on their web page now is a warning about extremely high traffic that might make it impossible to find anything. sure enough, we tried all day long and all we got were slow loading green chicklets at the bottom of the web page. we were unable to bring up a single map. so while you're looking for those lines, the california utilities -- public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to
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inspect all their lines. phil matier joins us live from san francisco with pg&e's plans now for complying with those orders. phil. >> reporter: dana, it was a very busy day here and down in san bruno between the puc and pg&e officials talking about how they were going to set up an inspection to make sure your neighborhood is safe. by the end of the day there were as many questions as answers. for example, when is this inspection going to take place and how long will it take to get done? >> we would like to see pg&e do it within a month. >> reporter: pacific gas & electric wasn't ready to spell out a specific deadline only saying -- >> we will be fully compliant with it and we're spending some time with the puc to make sure we understand their expectations. >> reporter: for once, there is the sheer size of the project. there are some 5,700 miles of natural gas pipe line throughout the state. >> i think the important thing is we have to look at the 5,000, 6,000 miles of pipeline
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we have. we do it in a manner that makes sense. >> reporter: that has consumerwatch groups worried. >> son summers are understandably -- consumers are understandably concerned. they are wondering if they have a compromised pipeline under their homes or if they could be the next victims. >> reporter: are people out there safe? >> i do think that they are say. i think this is very, very unusual. >> reporter: another question. what areas will get inspected first? >> so of course we are going to prioritize the lines from high consequence areas which by the way what that means is where there are more population centers. >> reporter: but when asked if there were any neighborhoods that might have a similar problem as san bruno -- >> i don't have an answer to that. i don't know the answer to that. >> reporter: it's going to be a while before we do have an answer for that but they are going to proceed with an inspection. and if puc wants them to do it by air to see what's going on around the air, they want people to walk the lines to test them and a mechanical inspection. and in addition to the state,
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both senators barbara boxer and dianne feinstein moved on the federal government to get a second inspection going for the interstate natural gas lines that come in and out of california as well. that's about 1500 miles. >> it's a big job but it's vital. it needs to be done immediately. we'll see how they do it. phil, thank you. though four people are confirmed dead, there is no clear picture tonight of the actual death toll. ann notarangelo on the search for people who are still unaccounted for. ann. >> reporter: the wait continues until tomorrow for answers. some may wait even longer. reporter: today at saint cecilia catholic church 8th graders mourned the loss of janessa grieg. >> everyone knew and loved the young lady so we are trying to help the children deal with sadness, anger, confusion.
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>> reporter: janessa and her mother jackie grieg were at home when the pipeline exploded and are of the two four the coroner has confirmed died. the other 21-year-old jessica morales and chris torres said his 80-year-old mother is also dead. >> they haven't identified her yet. she talked to the chief of police. she has been missing for three days and they have had her body at the morgue. >> reporter: then there are the injured. four burn patients remain at saint francis memorial. their injuries are critical to serious, but all are in stable condition. a spokeswoman said that in itself is good news. sf general is treating four patients. the most serious is a man in his 50s with burns who is in critical condition. another in her 60s is in serious condition suffering from smoke inhalation and a woman in her 80s with burns is in fair condition. the mystery in all of this is, who is missing? >> there are still four people
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missing. and we need to determine whether or not they are deceased. >> reporter: but just half an hour earlier, cbs 5 was told by the city that the official missing count was three. we know three members of the bullis family haven't been accounted for. 82-year-old lavonne, 50-year- old greg, 17-year-old willie. they haven't been heard from since the blast. >> so the official word this morning given to me was three missing. that may or may not be an accurate count? >> i don't know. again, i have to speak with my investigators to get that to you. >> reporter: there is confusion because physical evidence of people is difficult to come by. search dogs did find remains this weekend. but it's not clear if it's of new victims or remains of victims already accounted for or possibly an animal. they hope to have the answers to that as early as tomorrow. >> we have several residents that were destroyed and leveled to the ground.
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what we have to do and what we have been doing is matching up those residences that we know are accounted for alive and well and healthy to those homes. >> reporter: officials do seem much more willing this week to acknowledge that there has been a lot of confusion over their numbers specifically the number of people who are missing. but again it all comes back down to the coroner because he is the person who determines with science who he has found and who he has not. juliette, today in fact we thought we were going to have positive identification of the fourth victim. about 4:30 they told us they realized they needed to go to medical archives. so again that family is waiting for positive id. >> wow. the painstaking task and the emotions involved in it all. all right, ann notarangelo, ann, thank you. one group's work is done at the site of the explosion. and another one moves in to start its work. don ford shows us what went on
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at the crater today. reporter: rebuilding the glenview neighborhood began in earnest. fire and rescue crews are now joined by a small army of utility workers. at&t personnel working above the ashes are pulling new internet and phone lines. construction crews continue to clear the streets and, of course, pg&e works to rebuild their infrastructure, as well. however, no one is entering this area, the crater, now pumped dry and sealed off. the blown-out piece is removed and on the way to a federal laboratory for analysis. all that remains is a cap on the now empty 30" pipe. there is still a heavy police presence. officers standing guard on nearly every corner, and for the first time, residents were finally allowed to see their destroyed homes from buses. home owners pressed against the windows trying to recognize what was left. the san bruno fire department raised a symbol of hope in all this devastation today. they placed an american flag on
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top of a new utility pole. a symbol that the neighborhood is starting the long road back. in san bruno, don ford, cbs 5. i'm len ramirez in san jose. when disaster strikes, how far away is too far away for firefighters to live from the communities they serve? that story is just ahead. ask yourselves, when was the last time you heard of [ indiscernible ] doing a drive- by shooting on budweiser -- marketing prices. >> they fight on the front lines of the drug war but tonight they are joining a new fight. what these members of law enforcement are doing to legalize pop in california. more from san bruno and what some residents found during their first trip back home.
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firefighters can respond to an emerge the san bruno explosion has raised questions about how quickly off-duty firefighters can respond to an emergency. len ramirez is in san jose to tell us why some are suggesting firefighters are required to live close to where they work. len. >> reporter: exactly right, juliette. when firefighters are on duty, they are of course required to live at the firehouse. but when they are off duty, they are pretty much free to livni where. and over the years, firefighters here in san jose have been moving farther and farther away. now a city councilman is trying to bring them back.
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if and when a disaster like the san bruno fire ever strikes san jose, at least one city council member worries if there will be enough firefighters close enough to help. >> if it's a major emergency and the roads are closed, airports have issues, you're stuck with a skeleton crew. >> reporter: only a third of firefighters live in santa clara county, many more far away. he wants firefighters to live within 50 miles of downtown san jose. >> in case of emergency they should be be here. whether you're in idaho or southern california, you won't be able to help. >> reporter: it comes amid a nasty contract dispute between the city and the firefighter union. last month 49 firefighters were laid off due to budget cuts. >> the san jose fire department is one of the lowest staffed departments in the nation.
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this one issue comes out of nowhere. >> reporter: the battalion chief, who lives just outside san jose city limits, says the issue should be response times for the firefighters on duty not where they live in their off time. >> i don't know how the city or any employer can limit where somebody lives at night. definitely we support the fact that the employee should be evaluated on their performance on the time they check in and out. >> reporter: he says firefighters schedules allow for many days off between shifts and it's a lifestyle choice to live elsewhere not an economic one because a majority of low lower paid employees like city janitors and librarianslive in san jose. >> since the position is highly sought after, we can have the limit to live in the area. >> reporter: the proposal isn't going to the city council anytime soon. it's a talking point right now
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with the union. you can bet that the union will have a lot to say about this. should be noted though, however, that they are not going to require anybody to move closer. it will only affect future hires. >> thank you, len ramirez. all right. it's monday. we got some workweek changes. let check in with roberta. >> september 13, temperatures 13 degrees below normal. live cbs 5 weather camera looking towards oakland from the city of san francisco where today's high was nearly 65 degrees. it is currently 62 degrees. northwesterly at 13. the coast is clear. ocean beach where today's highs were in the upper 50s. if you are going to be out and about this evening, clouds by tonight's sunset playing tag with the seashore. partly sunny bayside. sunshine inland with a brisk
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northwest wind. did you see the high clouds? all associated with this weak trough falling apart, then across the bay area. upstream a lot of cooler air associated with the next system that's falling apart. but this one way back there, wait until you see what it does to your seven-day forecast. tonight low 50s in fremont, union city, and in milpitas. tomorrow's daytime highs only mid-50s to 60 at the beaches with partial clearing. 75 in san jose when the average high is 83. 58 berkeley, 78 san ramon. outside number will be low 80s in brentwood. and north of the golden gate bridge, from the 50s to the mid- 70s. all right. let's walk you through the cbs five-day forecast. pretty stagnant unseasonably cool. but wait, by friday a slight chance of north bay light rain all the way through the entire
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driven district. over the weekend dana and jules we'll talk more about that next time around. thank you. coming up, the police and prosecutors who want you to have the right to smoke pot. that's in two minutes. correct. [ audience groans ] since this competition has been continuing for 48 hours and we have yet to eliminate anyone, it is the decision of this board to declare all 20 contestants winners. you have all competed admirably. admirably. a-d-m-i-r-a-b-l-y. admirably. [ male announcer ] at&t is making high speed internet affordable for only $14.95 a month with select services. at&t. rethink possible. let's go! we got a 1-2-0 in progress. what's a 1-2-0? another airline is charging up to $120 roundtrip for two bags. [ imitating siren ] pull over! looks like we got a runner. pull over! we know you've been charging for bags!
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by shooting [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: this group of law enforcer is smacks the proposition. they say gang violence will go down if it passes. >> the way we got rid of the crime associated with booze, we made it legal. we regulated it. we controlled it. we took control away from the black market. according to the white house offers of drug control policy, the drug car tell, the source of so much violence on both side of the us-mexican border get 60% of their revenue from marijuana sales in the united states. >> reporter: 40 years of trying to prosecute our way out of marijuana use has failed, they say. give police more time to deal with violent crime goes one of their arguments. freedom from chasing misdemeanor pot use. dozens of other cops and d.a.s have signed on. is law enforcement in favor of prop 19, legalizin marijuana?
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probably the exception rather than the rule. pete dunbar is chief of police in pleasant hill and working against prop 19. >> people will be engaged in negative street behavior. they are under the influence of marijuana and they are going to want to continue to purchase it make poor decisions, they will do things they don't normally do. >> reporter: there is also the argument of driving while stoned and how that will be dealt with. polls show prop 19 is close among voters but so far little advertising. mike sugerman, cbs 5. tomorrow could be a bad day for commuters at san francisco muni workers go through a four- day sickout. flyers at muni facilities are calling for the sickout to start tomorrow and go through friday. union leaders say they have only recently learned of the flyers and are not sanctioning the move. but they do concede workers are not happy with the recent management plans to toughen sick leave and overtime policy. the commute could be smoother in the east bay
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starting on monday. that's when the bay area's first-ever toll lane that doesn't cross a bridge opens. the new express lane is on southbound 680 from 84 in sunol to 237 in milpitas. the new striping is being painted. when it opens, solo drivers can travel in the lane between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. a fastrak transponder is required. carpoolers use the lane at no charge. still ahead, coming home to mixed emotions. >> emotions, you're happy your home is fine but then you're sad about the people whose homes are gone. >> some initial thoughts from those who are just now getting a chance to head home to san bruno. also, pg&e cutting checks and making promises. their first offering of support for those who lost everything. i'm thuy vu in vietnam. the red cross estimates up to 3 million people here suffer from health problems related to agent orange.
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some of them were with the south vietnamese army fighting along side u.s. forces during the war. coming up, their story of abandonment and their plea to the u.s. ,, the black widow spider's severe bite can cause coma and even death. the african black mamba can kill a man with one bite. but there's an even deadlier predator cigarettes, produced by big tobacco,
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which take a life every six point five seconds.
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we're getting a new look at that
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massive pipeline blast in san bruno. t illance recapping our top story tonight, we are getting a new look at that massive pipeline blast in san bruno. want to show you some surveillance video from a nearby gas station. federal investigators shipped part of the pipe to washington, d.c. for inspection. they are also looking into whether past construction projects in the area could have played a part in the blast. >> we didn't see any contemporaneous excavation but we'll be looking to see. >> pg&e pledged $100 million to help rebuild the neighborhood independent of the cost of replacing homes ravaged by the fire. until today a lot of uncertainty for dozens of families whose homes were not destroyed but who still couldn't return. this afternoon authorities organized a bus tour for those families. and for some of them, it was their first chance to return to
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the neighborhood since the fire. others were briefly allowed back into their homes yesterday to collect some belongings. and even though they have their homes, john ramos tells us many are still struggling. >> we were playing on the bed. playing with the kids here on the bed and watching football. then all of a sudden, the house shook and then everything out there turned black and then i saw -- i just saw flames coming up out of the sky. >> reporter: for people who fled those flames, if they could sleep at all, they have been dreaming of the color green. >> how could it not be gone? that's what i'm saying. it's a miracle. >> reporter: kevin ashley lives on claremont drive. he can look out the window at what used to be his neighbors's homes. but his house was spared. >> i just thought everything was gone. but then i just had to be positive, faithful, that everything would work out. and we were blessed. >> reporter: his family can't move in for a couple of weeks. it will take that long to clean everything and to get rid of
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that awful smell of smoke. >> the people on this part of the street are supposed to be grateful. they are the lucky ones, their houses are still intact. but when you have had to pick your kids up and run for your life, you suffered a loss. the emotions of that night are still raw. but it's hard to express it when your neighbors have lost so much more. >> so because you have all emotions. you're happy your home is fine but then you're sad about the people whose homes are gone. >> reporter: kevin says even though he may have saved his children's lives, he is haunted by the fact that he bumped his daughter's head on the doorway on the way out and then admits that it may be just survivor's guilt. >> me, i have issues. i'm definitely going to talk to someone about it. i recommend everyone else, because i'm not going to try and be a tough guy because mortality brings life into reality. >> reporter: for now, he is happy that he and his family are safe. and though he wants to put it all behind him, he hopes that he will remember the lessons he has learned from the experience. >> this is not something i'm
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ever going to forget. but something i'm going to learn how to deal with and learn how to appreciate life from. >> reporter: in san bruno, john ramos, cbs 5. pg&e is setting up a $100 million relief fund. some of that money will go directly to affected home owners starting later this week to spend however them. pg&e is trying to fix its reputation. this weekend, repair trucks were stationed outside almost every home in the blast area. and the utility says starting later this week, it will give each household in the disaster zone between 15 and $50,000. no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> reporter: pg&e says the size of the payments will be based on the amount of damage to each home. the company also says it will
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help home owners who don't have insurance or can't afford to pay their deductibles. meanwhile, pg&e is facing questions about how it's going to pay for the disaster, if it's found to blame. the utility filed papers this weekend saying it has about $1 billion in liability insurance. >> i would say it wouldn't cover all of it. this is just huge destruction. >> reporter: mark tony of the consumer group "turn" says it will take a while to figure out who is to blame and ultimately who is to pay. >> if the investigation shows that pg&e does not have responsibility, if, for instance it shows that the pipes were fine and the explosion was caused by a backhoe, then there is a good chance that ratepayers will be asked to shoulder some of the costs. >> we put more information for home owners affected by the blast on our website, cbs5.com.
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one local boy is showing us that you are never too young to help out when there is an emergency. joshua hu says he is 7.5-ish. he decided to raise money for the victims of the san bruno explosion so he made a donation block, put a sign on it and went down to the san francisco wharf area over the weekend to start raise thing money. >> i'm donating it to the people that need help in san bruno. >> reporter: how did you get the money? >> i play drums. >> played drums he did. he raised over $400. and he delivered the money to the red cross today. love him. >> mm-hm. all right. still ahead, the war that won't end. [ indiscernible ] >> not only me, all the people my age who fought with the u.s. all of us were left behind. >> 35 years after the fighting ended in vietnam, the weapons that continued to take a toll
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because they could hurt themselves... and doctors are so expensive and...what if -- [ umpire ] safe!! what do you mean he was safe? he was out!!!!! i just want to make sure they're okay, you know? [ male announcer ] we know health coverage isn't cheap. that's why we offer a wide range of plans to fit your family's budget. blue shield. are experiencing health problems 35 years after the end of the vietnam war, a growing number of u.s. veterans is experiencing health problems caused by agent orange. the veterans administration estimates nearly 3 million troops were exposed to the toxic herbicide. cbs 5's thuy vu recently returned from a trip to vietnam sponsored by the renaissance journalism center. and as she shows us tonight, many u.s. vets are getting benefits while the vietnamese soldiers who fought by their
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side are being ignored. reporter: wherever you turn in vietnam, someone is selling something. but even around the thriving markets, there are reminders of the war that ended 35 years ago, kids and adults affected by the herbicide agent orange. in ho chi min city, we ran into van don visiting from dublin, california. his father was a pilot with the south vietnamese military fighting along side the u.s. against the communists. he saw agent orange pouring from the sky. >> a few weeks later the [ indiscernible ] that was strange for us because we live in a tropical environment. >> reporter: american forces dumped about 20 million gallons of herbicides on south vietnam
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between 1962 and 1971. back then, u.s. official insisted the chemicals were safe. and some soldiers didn't even bother to wear any protective gear when they sprayed it on the ground. but when his 5-year-old brother died of cancer, his family grew suspicious. >> to this day my mom blamed it on really the chemical that my little brother was exposed to. >> reporter: he and his family fled when saigon fell to the communists in 1975. the u.s. evacuated some members of the army of the republic of vietnam, but many other arvm members never made it out including this person who was based in da nang. every day, he passed by the barrels containing a chemical now considered the most persistent toxin known, a chemical that takes decades to degrade, he was told they were pesticides and mosquito repellent. [ foreign language ] >> i did not know about agent orange at all. >> reporter: throat cancer has robbed him of his health and voice.
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and two of his seven children are mentally disabled. joe suspects agent orange is the culprit for his cancer and his children's disabilities. former arvn officers are the forgotten victims, getting little or no assistance from vietnam's communist government and abandoned by the u.s. >> not only me, all the people my age who fought with the u.s., all of us were left behind. >> reporter: it's the most contentious issue remaining from the war. the u.s. government has allocated $9 million for victim assistance and clean-up in vietnam but contends there is no concrete evidence that agent orange harmed the vietnamese, yet in this country department of veterans affairs gives compensation to u.s. veterans exposed to agent orange. veterans like former army major burton keith in san jose. his area of command was sprayed
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but he wasn't concerned back then. >> we didn't think about that. we were soldiers doing our job. we weren't worrying about a little spraying. >> reporter: four years ago, keith started worrying. he began having health problems. >> type two diabetes and prostate cancer. and the va said it's a result of agent orange. >> reporter: he had surgery to remove the cancer. the ordeal was painful and humiliating for this proud army man. >> i had to wear diapers for six months or a year. and i was always crying. >> the va pays him $3,000 a month in benefits. his ailments are among a number of disorders that the va considers linked to agent orange. but there is no such
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recognition for those suffering from the toxin in vietnam. >> a lot of those guys were fighting like us and a lot of those just civilians plowing the fields and suddenly this agent orange drops on them and they are wounded forever. >> for a fraction of what we spend every day in iraq and afghanistan, we could really clean up vietnam. >> reporter: ed martini is a history professor at western michigan university. he is writing a book on the worldwide damage caused by agent orange. >> americans, vietnamese- americans and even some vietnamese still haven't really put this war to rest. it's a war that just seems to go on and on and on. and this would be a way to heal i think a lot of those wounds of war. >> reporter: and repair a harsh legacy etched into the lives of so many. in vietnam, thuy vu, cbs 5. thuy's reports this week are part of a national project. you can find more information by going to their website, vietnamreportingproject.org and you can see all three of thuy
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vu's reports from vietnam by visiting our website, cbs5.com. still ahead, sandwiches so good, they ended up in court. now, take a good look at this here. this is what an unseasonably cool day looks like in san jose. not so bad. but wait! the day that you just may need that umbrella. we'll pinpoint that day as eyewitness news continues on cbs 5. ,,,,,,,,
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me! i want me to quit. tdd# 800-933-4833 - ( rings ) - woman: smokers' helpline. oh, hi, it's me. you have just a few more hours to get a sandwich from a popular shop in san francisco. ike's place on 16th street closes at midnight. owners say they will throw a big party that will last until they have to shut the doors. ike's faced eviction after their landlord and some neighbors complained about noisy crowds and the food aroma. so they are going to be serving it up big time until midnight. >> we need a down wind! >> so we can find it. >> what do you have?
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>> the women here, it's chicks on pix. they have been complaining about the weather over here. >> never. >> one says she wants autumn, the other one says she is not ready for autumn. >> it depends where you live. dana said don't go there. >> hello, it's my show. [ laughter ] >> sorry. >> all right. let go outside. it's our live cbs 5 weather camera. [ laughter ] >> ouch! >> okay. that's why they call us thelma and louise, right? [ laughter ] the high today right there in the mount vaca area was right around 78 degrees which is a good 10 degrees below normal. how about another view? this time around, let's head to... this, it's out and about. temperatures 60s and 70s with lots of sunshine, some breezy conditions. it looks mostly sunny bayside at this hour and around the coast and partly cloudy conditions. sunset officially at 7:20. the clouds are moving n this is a pretty deep marine layer roughly about 2200 feet deep. it will search inland by 50, 60 miles. then by the time it begins to
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peel back we won't have that level of mid- and high-level clouds associated on top of it as we did experiencing today. that knocked back our temperatures with the cooler air mass aloft. it's all because of this. i just love this satellite. watch it one more time. weak trough breezing through northern california. that's where we got the clouds from. above it here is yet another disorganized system that's going to keep the cooler pool of air around the bay area. back here we have our first legitimate threat of rain in our september month. now, temperatures are averaging well below normal for this time of the year. livermore by a good 10 degrees. san francisco 12 degrees off the mark. santa rosa and san jose should be in the low 80s but instead, in the mid-70s. so let's go ahead and pinpoint your forecast beginning with tonight. a blanket of low clouds and patchy fog along the coast and into our inland areas. 50s for the most part but upper 50s in santa rosa. tomorrow's daytime highs 72 sunnyvale, mid-50s in pacifica
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and daly city, 78 in los altos. east of the bay, from the 50s next to the bay of water all the way to the low 80s due east toward brentwood. otherwise a 77 in dublin. north of the golden gate bridge, 74 in santa rosa, otherwise partial clearing along the coast around dillon beach and also stinson beach. the extended forecast, it bears watching. trough produces a slight chance of north bay light rain friday. we'll keep a chance of light rain over the entire district saturday and on sunday. i love this picture. eric simonson from point benita, keep the photos coming right here at cbs5.com. >> thank you. there are new parking rules in effect in part of fremont. the city expects that it will cause fender-benders. tonight on eyewitness news at 10:00 on the cw and 11:00 on cbs 5 the only acceptable way that drivers can park downtown without getting a ticket. the silver and black are still seeing yellow.
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i'm dennis o'donnell. why tom cable believes they were penalized 10 times yesterday. ,, ,, you inhale, they inhale. millions of children continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. secondhand smoke causes asthma, a disease that cannot be cured. protect your loved ones. let's go! we got a 1-2-0 in progress. what's a 1-2-0? another airline is charging up to $120 roundtrip for two bags. [ imitating siren ] pull over!
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a frame sturdy enough to bear up a max towing capacity that's over 10 tons. and a braking system tough enough to bring it all to a stop. heavy duty demands? gentlemen, your truck is ready. early for the 49ers who's blowout loss to seattle left the boy, the finger-pointing started early for the 49ers,
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whose blowout loss to seattle left the team in a state of shock! among those called out was receiver michael crabtree, who milled the entire preseason due to injuries. the team's announcers and teammates let their feelings be known. >> this is not the nba where you get guys to say, practice, who needs practice? that's why you need practice. right there. allen iverson. >> we talking about practice, man. what are we talking about, practice? we're talking about practice, man. [ laughter ] >> some people set out for the whole preseason. and we need those reps. we need that timing especially on the outside. >> yeah, now who he is talking about there. crabtree can't be fully to blame for the 9ers laying an egg losing 31-6. it was clearly team wide. it was so bad that mike singletary called a meeting last night when the team got home from seattle. check out the shock in linebacker spike's post-game reaction. >> to look at the scoreboard
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and see where it was at is mind- boggling. never thought it would happen. >> singletary did call out crabtree and quarterback alex smith in the locker room after the game in front rest of the team. hear the coach's reaction on the season premier of 49er press pass tonight at 12:30 on the sister stable, cw 44/cable 12. they if you wantbled the opening kickoff of the season gave up four sacks after the fumble and the raiders were outscored by 25 points in their opener. penalties are problems for the silver and black. ten times yesterday in tennessee including four false starts. tom cable says has more to do with the loud crowd in nashville. >> that's kind of that deal in that stadium. if you do your homework, you kind of know they lead the league in false starts. >> get some facts and come back and see me. >> that's a great crowd, seriously. guys, if you do your homework, they have led the league for years now in opponents false
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starts. presnap penalties. >> we did our homework. from 2005 to last season the seahawks led the league in opponent starts and false penalties, not the titans who were third just 5-3 at home last season. bobby kramer knows math. he held a job as april teacher while trying to get his baseball career back on track. the 30-year-old journal any man making his major league debut for the as in kansas city. the lefty allowed just one run in 5 and a third. he struck out 4. he is the oldest as pitcher to debut since 1945. and he gets the victory. jack cust with his 100th career home run as he goss left in the sixth inning. as 3-1. this fan nice enough to give cust the souvenir. give it back. oh. anyway. most nba free agents sign their new contracts in july. that wasn't the case for lou add minton. he was signed to a two-year deal today. lightning lou gets tonight's they said it award. >> i'm a man!
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i'm 40! >> i want winners. >> frustrated how long the off season process took for you to sign? >> yeah. a little bit frustrated. joking earlier like i was the fat kid in p.e. class and they picked me for dodgeball teams i'm the only one left and kind of looking around and it was frustrating. >> lightning lou, i not feeling. happened all the time. [ laughter ] while you were adding up your fantasy football points, here's what you missed. the end >> we going to fight. >> , yeah. >> we're going to bleed. >> yeah [ screaming ] >> all right! [ screaming ] >> keith brookings word didn't help the cowboys play calling. should have taken a knee at the end of the half. instead, touchdown hall. dallas lost by 6. ouch. they call third base the hot corner. case in point. the nationals ryan zimmerman deflection in one meteorologist throws out at first, back to
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zimmerman, tags out ramirez. they have shoestring catches in baseball. this is football. he doesn't tie his cleats. he has a velcro strap and it works. michigan quarterback rushed for 258 yards including 87 on this play. longest touchdown run in notre dame stadium history. oregon shook off a slow start. 45 points to tennessee. michael james with the show- stopper reversing field taking off shook off his one game suspension like tennessee defenders, 72 yards to paydirt! they were off to a good start. >> wow. it's been an exciting weekend. this were a lot of games. >> disappointing weekend if you are a 9er or raiders fan. >> you have to move on. see you at 10:00 and 11:00. , ,,,,,,,,
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